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General News of Friday, 2 May 2003

Source: gna

Sugri and Gyanfo's trial to begin on 7 May

An Accra High Court will on 7 May begin hearing the case of Yidana Sugri and Iddrisu Gyanfo who were implicated in the murder of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, Paramount Chief of the Dagbon Traditional Area.

When sitting resumed on Wednesday, the trial judge Justice Yaw Appau announced that he would not be available until Friday as result of a meeting he would be attending in the Volta Region. Anthony Gyambiby, Principal State Attorney and Nana Obiri Boahene defence counsel agreed on the court's adjourned date.

Yidana Sugri and Iddrisu Gyanfo, both farmers, have pleaded not guilty conspiracy to commit murder and murdering the Ya Na. The Ya Na and some 30 others were killed in March last year when a chieftaincy dispute between the Andani and Abudu Gates degenerated into fighting.